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Ninth International Symposium on
Mass Spectrometry in the Health & Life Sciences:
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics

Ninth International Symposium on Mass Spectrometry in the Health and Life Sciences: Molecular and Cellular Proteomics

August 23-27, 2009
San Francisco

This Symposium has Concluded

The Ninth International Symposium on Mass Spectrometry in the Health and Life Sciences will be held August 23 through August 27, 2009 at the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco.

This International Symposium on Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics is designed to describe and emphasize how new methods and technologies in mass spectrometry have expanded our current knowledge of the machinery of cells and their epigenetic regulation by covalent modulation. It is also intended to discuss successes as well as the challenges and needs facing proteomics and systems biology in the context of human health and disease.

Sunday, August 23, 2009, will be devoted to a Mini-Symposium on the relative merits of orthogonal energy deposition modes, e.g., Electron Transfer Dissociation (ETD), Electron Capture Dissociation (ECD), and Collision Induced Dissociation (CID), for the promotion of fragmentation. The mini-symposium will feature keynote lectures by leading figures in this exciting new area of mass spectrometry.

The main program consists of 30 invited plenary and keynote lectures in a single session format together with posters submitted by participants. The topics for the oral sessions will be chosen to explore developments in sample preparation and mass spectrometric, computer and automation technologies that are revolutionizing strategies for characterization of macromolecules, their molecular transformations, and their biologically significant interactions. Discussions of these methodological advances will be juxtaposed with presentations from biological perspectives that describe their utility in solving challenging problems in protein biology and proteomics. These themes will focus attention on the articulation of urgent needs and unsolved problems, as well as on potential strategies for dealing with the emerging global opportunities in proteomics through exploitation of genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. The program is intended to integrate the perspectives of mass spectrometry with the needs of the biomedical and clinical sciences.

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